User talk:Gandalf61

fox geese & beans

why did you remove my post where it was pointed out the logic that geese can swim? a fact that has been known for some thousands of years, thus rendering the official 7 movements a touch redundant. the answer I put forward is simply applied common sense, which is what should always be applied to a logic puzzle. mike — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mowglinova (talkcontribs) 22:55, 17 January 2014 (UTC)

We only include information in Wikipedia if it can be verified in a reliable source. Your "solution" to the puzzle appears to be made up by yourself. Therefore, although it is clever, it cannot be included in Wikipedia. Gandalf61 (talk) 10:59, 18 January 2014 (UTC)

Euler's identity, Mathematical beauty, etc

Thank you for reverting my edit with a helpful summary. This interpretation seems to contrast with current consensus at Euler's identity (cf [1]). Given the relevance of the broader topic I feel it would be helpful to seek broad consensus on this, as well as on some other editorial concerns which I've tried to raise (somewhat clumsily perhaps) at Talk:Euler's_identity#Multiple_identities.3F (and tried to draw attention to at WT:MATHS). Regards, 109.157.83.88 (talk) 13:15, 13 February 2014 (UTC)

ANI notice

There is currently a discussion at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents regarding an issue with which you may have been involved. The thread is Slow-motion edit war at Young Earth creationism. Thank you. --Guy Macon (talk) 18:59, 5 April 2014 (UTC)

Thank you from letting me know. As a rule, I keep well clear of ANI. Gandalf61 (talk) 07:26, 6 April 2014 (UTC)

Hi. Back in 2006 you added a reference in the article on p-adic numbers to a book by Alain Robert ([2]). The statement you added it to says that the topology of the p-adic numbers (including the rationals) is that of a Cantor set with one point missing. I'm having trouble seeing why that is true, and I don't have the book. Is that really what the book says? I can see that the topology of the p-adic integers would be that of a Cantor set. Eric Kvaalen (talk) 14:55, 10 July 2014 (UTC)

You are correct - the Robert reference only supports the first part of the sentence in the article, which concerns the topology of the p-adic integers. I will edit the article to make this clearer. Gandalf61 (talk) 08:09, 13 July 2014 (UTC)